Instead of making fuss over it, comedienne Kakai Bautista just laughed off her official Your Face Sounds Familiar season 2 title "Dental Diva."
"Okay lang, wala namang magagawa eh. ‘di ba?" She said during the recently-concluded press conference of the show's second season.
Kakai, however, related that some of her friends reacted to the title.
Her response to them was: "‘Wag na tayong umarte nandiyan na siya. So i-embrace mo na. Kasi once na hindi mo i-embrace ang mga ganitong bagay, ito nako eh anong gagawin mo? ‘Di ba? Laitin ka man o purihin ka man eh ‘yan na ‘yun. Hindi na natin matatanggal."
While she was playful over her title, the singer-actress was passionate about the early bashers of their show and those alleging that they could not match the success of the first season.
"Kaya nga sabi ko, ‘Kayo dito, mag-show kayo dito! Tignan lang natin,'" she said. "Hindi ka nagyayabang pero wala kang karapatan na magsalita ng ganon kasi grabe ‘yung hirap ng mga tao sa mga shows di ba? ‘Yung mga staff. Dyusko kung alam niyo lang! Kaya nga kapag may nam-bash ‘Kayo ang mag-show, kayo ang gumawa tignan natin kung kaya niyo.’"
Kakai is one of the eight participants of the new season along with Kean Cipriano, Michael Pangilinan, Eric Nicolas, Sam Concepcion, Myrtle Sarrosa, KZ Tandingan, and Denise Laurel.
As the only comedienne in the lot, Kakai considers her funny side as an advantage for the show
"Advantage talaga ‘yun kasi magiging masaya ka lang, makikita ng mga tao na nag-e-enjoy ka lang. Matutuwa sila. ‘Yung empathy andun na. Whatever you are feeling while you are performing the people will feel it," she explained.
Consequently, Kakai believes that the audience will also be able to feel if a performer is pressured or nervous.
Knowing that she's the only comedienne in the group, Kakai is also fully aware that comparisons between her and Ka-Familiar Melai Cantiveros would prove to be inevitable. If anything, Kakai is just cool with it.
"Okay lang ‘yun si Melai ‘yun eh. Tsaka si Melai grabe dyusko ang sakit din ng ulo namin sa kakatawa. Masaya lang masaya. Hindi na matatanggal ang comparison sa season 1 and season 2 ang importante okay kami. And we do our job to entertain the people. To give them a good show every week. ‘Yun ang importante," said Kakai.
She then added, "Hindi naman natin mapipigilan ang basher eh. Eh di mag-bash kayo diyan bahala kayo sa buhay niyo. Okay lang ‘yun. Ganon ‘yun eh. That’s the spice of being an artista kung wala kang basher ibig sabihin nobody’s interested in you."